Poll shows more than half of Poles support veto of EU budget

The majority of Poles support vetoing the EU budget, if the budget comes with conditions on upholding rule-of-law standards, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.

The poll, published in the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and conducted by United Surveys for the paper and broadcaster RFM FM, came out just hours after the Polish and Hungarian governments vetoed the EU budget owing to conditionality clauses linking funding to the rule of law.

The opinion poll found that 57 percent of those surveyed were in favour of the veto, while 20 percent were against its use.

The survey also showed that 46 percent of the respondents would back the rejection of a mechanism linking funding to upholding the rule of law, while 37 percent would be in favour of it.